Counselors for Social Justice
The mission of VU’s chapter of Counselors for Social Justice (a division of the American Counseling Association) is to promote social justice in our society through confronting oppressive systems of power and privilege that affect professional counselors and our clients, and to assist in the positive change in our society through the professional development of counselors. CSJ has been a consistent voice for counselors involved in social justice work where members have successfully advocated on a number of issues including: healthcare for women, equal access for individuals with disabilities, issues of discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community, racism, classism, and immigration. Following the lead of the national organization, the VU chapter of CSJ is very energized and engaged – we regularly host events focused on advocacy and inclusion, and building new knowledge through film, discussion, and guest speakers, as well as monthly member meetings.
First-year students take ownership of the chapter leadership and we are continually open to new members from the whole program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!